Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Introducing ClayItAgain


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What got you interested in polymer clay as a medium?
One Christmas I ran out of wooden beads for some angels I was making. When I asked my normally very generous stepson if I could have some of his modeling clay to finish my project, he told me NO. I was shocked! So I sent hubby and son to the store for wooden beads. Hubby came home with the wooden beads, but son had picked out a sampler package of polymer clay. The clay sat on the shelf until I saw Donna Kato on the Carol Duvall Show. And the rest, as they say, is history....I blame my stepson for polymer addiction...LOL

What inspires you to create?
I am always on the lookout-whether it is for things to cover, bright colors, nature, different cultures, a certain look on a person's face, miniature things....I especially love to look at other artists work (in any medium); that's always a good source of inspiration too. I can be inspired by pretty much anything at any given moment. Finding the time to follow through and actually finish creations has been the challenge lately. Currently, I have more than half-dozen projects in my studio waiting to be finished.

Do you have a favorite technique?
I think my favorite technique is the way I make hands using an armature. They are my favorite part of the body to make on an art doll.

Of everything you have created which is your favorite?
I don't think I have a favorite, but I do have a most unusual. I re-tiled part of my shower and made a ledge with polymer clay tiles mixed in with real tiles. People cannot tell the difference between the real and the polymer tiles and are amazed at how they match.

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What do you prefer to make out of polymer clay and why?
I think I like making the art dolls the best; I never know what the character is going to look like or what it wants to be doing, when I begin...and they never turn out to be, what I started them to be.

How do you decide what to make?
Usually I work on whatever strikes my fancy the moment I sit at my clay station.

Is there something you wish you could make in clay that you have not yet?
I have soooo many ideas in my head (and in my idea basket) for things to make that I wonder if I'll live enough years to create them all!


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